No applicant to UW-Stout will be penalized if schools elect to implement a pass/fail grading structure due to the COVID-19 disruption. Our hope is that students will continue their coursework, in whatever delivery method is offered, to best prepare for academic success at Stout.
While providing letter grades would be helpful and demonstrate performance, we recognize this may not be possible. In addition, we understand that online learning for students and teachers is very different than what they experience in the traditional classroom. Online learning may present challenges to students such as lack of access to technology, family responsibilities, and other distractions. In times like these, teacher comments and letters of recommendation may be necessary to explain the student’s performance and their unique student situation.